Florida residents have reason to be concerned about the number of recalls announced by Baxter International, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company. Defective drugs could be administered to an unsuspecting patient who already has a medical condition, causing additional health concerns. Many defective drugs are only recalled once reports about personal injury are received.
The company has had several recalls this year, and the most recent one was in August when sodium chloride posed a danger due to particulate contamination. This time, however, a voluntary recall follows a packing error where the labels on the cartons in which the drugs were shipped were marked as potassium chloride injections while it contained gentamicin sulfate injections. The error was reported by three recipients of the mislabeled drugs.